Bug 1834829 (CVE-2020-12768) - CVE-2020-12768 kernel: memory leak in svm_cpu_init function in arch/x86/kvm/svm.c
Summary: CVE-2020-12768 kernel: memory leak in svm_cpu_init function in arch/x86/kvm/s...
Alias: CVE-2020-12768
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1834831
Blocks: Embargoed1834833
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Reported: 2020-05-12 13:52 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2020-06-04 23:20 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in the Linux kernel. A memory leak in svm_cpu_init() is possible leading to a system crash. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Last Closed: 2020-06-04 23:20:30 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-05-12 13:52:35 UTC
An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel before 5.6. svm_cpu_uninit in arch/x86/kvm/svm.c has a memory leak.

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Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-05-12 13:53:32 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1834831]

Comment 2 Justin M. Forbes 2020-05-12 19:44:13 UTC
This was fixed for Fedora with the 5.6 kernel rebases.

Comment 4 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-06-04 23:20:30 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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